What is All-Star game for Alex Ovechkin? Been there, done that. Maybe Caps should put him on IR if he still gets named. :-) It will also save a lot of time for me, personally, because I am not going to watch it (pardon me, Backis). And that's why Ovi will still be named to All-Star because without him it's not an All-Star game, UNFORTUNATELY.
Wish Ovi could have that nice vacation though... I remember Igor Larionov's remark after he scored his triple overtime winner in playoffs, "that little vacation in Florida during All-Star game really helped", or something like that...
As expected, Ovi, along with Dennis Wideman, was selected to All-Star game.
Other forwards added to the roster include Flames captain Jarome Iginla, who last week became the 42nd player in NHL history with 500 goals; Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who will play in his fifth All-Star Game; and the Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk, who was named to his third All-Star Game.
Ovi (not knowing yet that he has been selected to All-Star):
I'd love to go there. It's lots of attention there, lots of fans. You just play with the great players over there. It's nice time.
It's a great show. It's going to again be in Canada and everybody knows Canada is crazy about hockey and everybody is going to be excited over there. It's going to be nice.